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Court Proceedings in Orange County

Resolving Estate Planning Disputes Through Litigation

When serious disputes exist between parties, civil litigation court proceedings are often the only way they can be resolved. In some cases, even if a legal dispute does not exist, a matter must be addressed in court before a judge in order to gain the legal authority to do what is needed.

If you must appear in court, you can place yourself at an advantage by acquiring skilled and persuasive legal representation—especially if your lawyer is highly knowledgeable in the area of law at issue and knows the judges, attorneys and court personnel in the area and is familiar with local procedures. Be sure to contact an estate planning attorney in Orange County who can prepare you for what to expect and advocate on your behalf in the courtroom.

Why Work with P. Arnsen Blakely?

At P. Arnsen Blakely, we have represented clients in court proceedings throughout Orange County since 1971. As an estate planning law firm with more than 40 years of experience, we provide vigorous advocacy to our clients in probate litigation and estate litigation matters. When clients work with us, we consult with them to learn the unique aspects of their case.

We diligently investigate matters so our legal team can provide the best possible defense of our clients' interests. Every case is unique, and we do not take a cookie-cutter approach: we develop a unique strategy for every client we represent. Our familiarity with local court procedures and members of the legal community gives us a decided edge as we seek the best possible resolution of clients' cases. Call now to discuss your case in free initial consultation!

Parties We Represent in Court Proceedings

We are prepared to represent a wide spectrum of parties involved in Orange County probate and estate matters. Many of our clients need help with the routine court appearances involved in the process of probate, which includes obtaining title of the property of the deceased, testing the validity of a will and disposing of the financial responsibilities of the decedent. Fortunately, California law makes it possible to avoid probate court when the value of the estate is $150,000 or less, or if you are the spouse or registered domestic partner of the decedent.

Need counsel in a court proceeding? Our services extend to the following:

  • Executors
  • Administrators
  • Personal representatives
  • Heirs
  • Creditors
  • Trustees
  • Beneficiaries
  • Wards
  • Corporations

Another problem that often requires appearance in court the breach of fiduciary duty, and we represent clients on both sides of the issue: the fiduciary and the other parties who are bringing allegations of a breach. Estate litigation is also a common topic for court proceedings, when beneficiaries or other parties bring seek to contest the validity of the will and our client either needs to defend his or her position or to assert a claim to what is rightfully his or hers.

Contact our Orange County estate planning attorneys now for a free consultation! Let us discuss your situation and begin working on a strategy for you.

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